Why should we list classifieds? Well, why not? I believe in supporting small businesses – wholeheartedly, and the homeschool community seems to have a lot of small business owners and entrepreneurs.
We know how it is, you started a business with a great idea, worked your tail off to grow it, and now you just need a bit of extra help to get the word out. This deal is for you – but there are a few rules.
First – It needs to be family-friendly. People of all ages read Learning Tangent and we won’t publish something that is not family-friendly, or links to something isn’t.
Second – You need to be the sole proprietor, husband & wife, best buddies team, or LLC with fewer than 10 shareholders and fewer than 25 employees. You don’t have to be a homeschooler, but your service or product needs to be something that could be of use to a homeschool family. This can be family photography, handmade gifts/crafts, homeschool consultations, or something educational in nature.
Third – We’re specifically looking for businesses that stick on principle and don’t necessarily conform. You can be religious, secular, or something in-between, but if you decided to conform to someone else’s idea of what’s appropriate for a developmental level, i.e., Common Core and Next-Gen Science Standards, we’re simply not interested. We want businesses with products and people that are independent and unique, who excel in creating products and services that stand on their own merits without artificial “approval” from a third-party.
Fourth (this isn’t a requirement but a nice thing to do) – Consider sharing or purchasing from the businesses listed here. We notice is that there are a lot of people trying to get ahead, and that’s great…but to quote Zig Ziglar, “You can get anything you want, IF you help enough other people get what they want.” I live by this. I never wanted to be “that gal” who finds a friend with a cool new product but expects a freebie…because we’re friends, right? I know that they’re trying to support their family with that business, just like we are with our own, so whenever we can, we support them because in doing so, we’re also getting something really cool.
That’s it. Pretty simple and straightforward. What’s it cost and what do you get? I’m so glad you asked!
So here are the nitty-gritty details.
Option one: The whole enchilada $70 per year.
- A 3.5 x 1 inch (vertical or horizontal) classified ad in each quarterly magazine issue (print and digital). This is roughly equivalent to 1/2 of a business card ad size. If you have a website to which to link, we include a hot-link to it in the digital edition. The quarterly magazine ONLY has space for 20 of these ads. Here’s the neat part – they aren’t text-only. If you can fit your image into the space, we’ll print it.
- A 300 x 100 (horizontal only) clickable image classified ad on our classifieds page on the website, you can include any contact information you choose.
Option two: Single serving enchilada $45 per year
- A 3.5 x 1-inch (vertical or horizontal) classified ad in each quarterly magazine issue (print and digital). This is roughly equivalent to 1/2 of a business card ad size. If you have a website to which to link, we include a hot-link to it in the digital edition. The quarterly magazine ONLY has space for 20 of these ads. Here’s the neat part – they aren’t text-only. If you can fit your image into the space, we’ll print it.
- A 300 x 100 (horizontal only) clickable image classified ad on our classifieds page on the website, you can include any contact information or link you choose.
Whichever option you choose, you can also choose to add a subscription to Learning Tangent for half-price, and we’ll include the first issue at no charge.
This is a HUGE discount over our regular advertising rates. The whole point here is to help YOU get the word out about your business, your dream…
My promise to you: We’ll share your websites and products around on social media and I’ll probably even look at buying some of them. As I said, I believe in the ideals of helping each other succeed. If for some reason, you decide to cancel part- way through the year, we’ll refund a pro-rated amount based on how much of the year your ad ran.
Each quarterly issue gets read by about 1,000 people in the first 3 months after publication, between print and digital editions – and each month the website serves between 2,000 and 3,000. They aren’t the biggest numbers out there, but they’re growing and we have one of the most loyal audiences you’ll find.
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